Police blotter: two attacks on cops

28 Jul

There’s no reason to ever trust what the police say, but still. These were both reported on July 21 in Denver:

POLICE TASER HAMMER-WIELDING MAN
Police used Tasers to subdue a 60-year-old man whom they said swung a hammer at them on July 21. According to reports, officers found the man digging in a trash bin in an alley between Clay and Bryant streets. When police contacted the man, he reportedly swung a hammer at them. Police said they attempted to calm the man down verbally, but failed and resorted to using the Tasers. The suspect was taken into custody and treated on the scene by paramedics from Denver Health.

TRAFFIC STOP BECOMES ASSAULT ON COP
A 34-year-old Brighton man was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer during a traffic stop, according to police reports. Police said they attempted to pull the man over on the 900 block of Perry Street at about 5:46 p.m. July 21. The suspect reportedly stopped the vehicle and fled on foot. When caught by one pursuing officer, police said the suspect turned around and punched him several times in the head, injuring the officer’s ear and nose. Two officers were reportedly able to restrain and arrest him.

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